15 April 2020
It is with much sadness that we have to report the death of our President Ken Povey on Saturday 11th April. Ken was a founder member of the North West Area Group, and indeed the Society being member number 27, and was the group leader for many years before becoming President. A tribute to Ken can be found here. A short video of Ken’d garden railway can be found on the Gallery page.
2 November 2019
The funeral of our late Treasurer Don McGeachin, pictured left, has been arranged for 3pm on Wednesday 20th November at Dukinfield Crematorium, Hall Green Road, Dukinfield SK16 4EP. A tribute page has been set up for Don at https://donald-mcgeachin.muchloved.com/
22 June 2019
The first Open Day of the summer was held at Andrew Jolley’s in Poulton-le-Fylde in warm sunshine with around 15 people attending. A good variety of trains were run throughout the afternoon on his very neat and well laid out railway. A big thank you to Andrew for his usual hospitality of endless cups of tea/coffee and cakes and biscuits. A selection of photos from the event can be found on the Gallery page or by clicking here.
15 June 2019
A message was received today to say that Don McGeachin, the group’s treasurer, was found dead at home around the end of May. Don had been ill for some time and had been in and out of hospital receiving dialysis treatment. He was a long standing member of the group and as treasurer could always be found on the door at the meetings in Altrincham collecting the money. He had a keen interest in model railways and was also a member of the Manchester Model Railway Society. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and our condolences go out to his family.